OSI Group & The 21st Century Foodservice Revolution

We are living in some of the most modern of times. Technology is fueling society in in many ways, and technology is used in just about every sector of business. The foodservice industry is no exception to the rule because it’s loaded with plenty of technologically advanced companies. Have you ever heard of OSI Group? If you haven’t heard, then you’re not alone. OSI Group is a worldwide leader in foodservices. These aren’t your average everyday foodservices. This company can literally handle the entire logistical process thanks to its extended capabilities. That’s right! OSI can provide distribution, processing, management and development. You won’t find another foodservice provider with this much clout and this much capability.

Who benefits from the services? Well, this question is very easy to answer because this extraordinary company provides services for schools, for general retailors, for restaurants and for supermarkets. The options are literally endless. Some of its more popular clients are KFC, Burger King, Yum, Saizeriya, Pizza Hut, Papa John’s Pizza and Starbucks. One of the company’s first high-profile clients was McDonald’s. The famous hamburger-chain restaurant received some of the freshest of meats in the immediate area. Until this very day, these two companies have continued to work with each other and that speaks volumes. OSI Group has left a lasting impression in China.

The country’s economy has skyrocketed from OSI’s 20-year presence. As of today, the company just so happens to be the largest producer of poultry in China. This comes from operating over eight innovative facilities. In addition to that, the company has built a magnificent state-of-the-art feed mill in China’s Shandong Province. This feed mill is by far the largest feed mill in the country, and it holds an annual capacity of more than 600,000 metric-tones. OSI Group is simply outperforming the competitors by a general margin. Unlike other foodservice providers, it has a brilliant way of thinking. OSI is always pushing for better products as well as pushing for more growth. This company started out as just a small meat market, but as of today, it is a multi-billion dollar business.

Larkin and Lacey: Turning a Positive into a Negative

It can be argued that former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is extremely tenacious. Though he found himself in a tough spot, he used his political connections to weasel out of answering for his crimes yet again. Phoenix New Times creators Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin know the former Sheriff well and his ability to get away with, yet another crime does not surprise them.

In fact, Lacey believes that Arpaio foresaw the end of his reign over Maricopa County and he took great pains to be sure that there was a safety net in place for him should he be charged.

The Phoenix New Times published an article on their website entitled “The Enduring Sins of Joe Arpaio: newspaperman Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin Speak out in Response to Donald Trump’s Pardon of America’s Worst Sheriff” that discusses Arpaio’s dealings as well as their own personal run-in with him.

The thing is, Arpaio was charged with contempt after he failed to meet the terms of a court ruling against him that required him to report to a court supervisor and make some serious changes to the police department’s business practices. Arpaio had been targeting people of the immigrant population and those citizens of the United States that he believed were illegal immigrants.

He made these assumptions based on the way that they looked and harassed many unduly. This led to a class-action lawsuit, which Maricopa County lost to the tune of $70 million. It was later found that Arpaio did not adhere to the terms of the lawsuit.

Pres. Donald Trump stepped in and prevented Arpaio from going to prison, a move that did not surprise Lacey in the least. Lacey and Larkin have had their share of dealings with the former Sheriff. Not only had he been engaged in corruption for years, but he also arrested the two journalists in their homes in 2007. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/5-smart-ways-people-and-places-are-resisting-trumps-immigration-policies/ and https://michael-lacey.com/

This was because of an investigation that the Phoenix New Times was conducting into Arpaio’s landholdings. Throughout the course of publishing, Arpaio’s address was printed online and Arpaio’s office issued a subpoena to the media group. Larkin and Lacey took to their newspaper to discuss the overly broad subpoena, for which they were later arrested.

In this case, Arpaio had overreached his power and the two men were released very quickly. Not only had the public gotten upset over the arrest, but a judge agreed that Larkin and Lacey were jailed in direct violation of their human rights and awarded them $3.75 million for their suffering.

Instead of using the money for something personal or trivial, the men decided to funnel it into something that mattered.

With this money, they created the Larkin and Lacey Frontera fund which would help fund programs for the migrant population in Arizona. The fund is also paired with other like-minded organizations to help increase the visibility of these people.

While Arpaio is no longer Sheriff, there are still obstacles that immigrants in the United States face. These programs are geared towards helping them.

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The Upcoming Future of Fashion Starts at The Academy of Art University

Fashion has always been a mainstay in the public eye. From trends that teens across the world seek out to dress like their peers to the hottest new trends celebrities that span the globe wear to grab attention. Fashion is always evolving and changing. Though there are, of course, some fashion staples that exist, it are the new releases that come every year that truly grab the attention of everyone.

Not all have the budget, fashion sense or courage to wear all of the off the runway looks, but, many of those even elaborate options tend to make their way in to everyday fashion. This is because it are those high name and brand designers that launch new collections with cutting edge color palettes, shapes and designs. However, there is a more unique offering within the fashion world and it truly is one that shapes the face of fashion to come.

This is where fashion design students come in to play. Those who have stayed the course through programs such as those at The Academy of Art University are truly the new generation of designers and dreamers that need to be watched. In fact, The Academy of Art University holds and hosts their own fashion show, complete with celebrity guests, high end models and catwalks. This runway unveiling of the upper echelon and graduate students at the Academy has been drawing rave reviews for 21 years.

The fashions and designs unveiled during this seemingly lower tier fashion show has come to be one that all eyes tend to focus on these days. In the era of unknowns attaining stardom and praise, this is the one fashion industry offering that truly gets to the heart of the future of fashion. This is not a high school science fair event. It is filled with luxury and style. The grace and charm of the designers, many who maintain their humbleness, truly make the Academy of Art University event one that has been heralded as the must tend event for those who are and want to be in the know about the future of fashion.

Vijay Eswaran’s First Bestseller Book Still Has A Powerful Message More Than 10 Years Later

Vijay Eswaran may be a businessman first, but he only considers that to be a small part of his live’s work.

His personal goals have been to inspire people and even make sacrifices of his own for them to succeed in the same way his father Vijayratnam taught him to do. He penned the book “In The Sphere Of Silence” back in 2005, yet as time has passed he’s felt it applies to today more than ever. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: https://tomaslau.com/two-minutes-from-the-abyss/ and http://interview.net/vijay-eswaran/

The idea behind “In The Sphere Of Silence” was to show people how taking moments throughout the day to observe silence and perhaps meditate or read other books could help you refocus and be better prepared for the day ahead.

Eswaran says that today’s world is just too full of distractions coming from technology and a business world that’s more fast-paced than ever. He says it’s good sometimes to just disconnect and take some moments to find your inner peace and to be at peace with others.

Vijay Eswaran is Malaysian-born but his family is actually Indian. He has always admired his father Vijayratnam for his selflessness and showing him how helping others can bring your own happiness.

Vijay Eswaran was afforded the opportunity to attend the famous London School of Economics where he completed his undergraduate work, and then after a year of doing odd jobs pursued an MBA at Southern Illinois University.

It was in the 1990s that he started finding his business niche when he was asked to help the Cosway Group start a branch in the Philippines, and that’s when he also met Joseph Bismark who’s been his longtime business partner and together they founded QI Group Ltd. in Hong Kong. Recently their chief sales company QNET hired Tennis professional Martina Hingis to be the company’s Brand Ambassador.

The charity work of Vijay Eswaran is most known to be done through RYTHM Foundation, and he and his wife also fund the Vijayratnam Foundation named after his late father.

In addition to “In The Sphere Of Silence,” Eswaran also wrote “On The Wings Of Thought” and “18 Stepping Stones.”

He’s also spoken several times at the World Economic Forum, a summit that many political leaders gather at, and he’s also been cited in Forbes Asia’s Top 50 Most Wealthy listing.

Advocacy Group’s Bring Unyielding Support and Involvement for Migrant Worker Rights

The United States has an estimated 40 million immigrant population and three million within the population are migrant workers; mostly in agriculture.

The American economy depends on migrant workers. So, what type of support can migrant workers depend on and feel assured that they’re being treated as if their existence is needed with human decency and afforded rights?

Advocacy groups are an important and vital resource for those who are migrant workers. Often times, they are unaware of their rights before it’s too late. Migrant workers are also among the most-vulnerable for unfair treatment within the immigrant community since many of them are undocumented.

For two decades, the National Network for Immigration and Refugee Rights (NNIRR) has been the most pervasive advocacy group that migrant workers and immigrants depend on. Through its original global initiative with Migrants Rights International (MRI), the group has strengthened and empowered the voice of migrant workers throughout the international community. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/new-times-founders-helping-fund-latino-program-at-asu-journalism-school-6661821 and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/relevant-links/

The NNIRR’s active role in the protection of rights is a prime example of an organization that acts on the behalf of a society without political or social preconception.

As an equal opportunity advocacy group, the NNIRR also participates in an international alliance that primarily focuses on bringing awareness to women rights within the migrant worker community. The Women in Migration Network (WMN) elevates the attention on gender analyses that produces quantifiable information to support the need for exclusive understanding that relate to migrant workers who are women.

The pressing need to have resources available for all issues relating to migrant rights has required groups such as the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund to be more determined than ever to have current information.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is one of the primary advocacy groups that provide ongoing resources in Arizona for migrant workers.

Founded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin; both local Arizona journalists, the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund connects with prominent organizations locally and nationally in order to compile information and facilitate resources to the immigrant and migrant worker community, and the public at-large.

The information that is available provides the community not only the resources needed to protect their rights but also assurances that advocacy groups are actively working on their behalf. Read more: Jim Larkin | Angel.co and Jim Larkin | LinkedIn

Throughout history with civil and human rights issues, often times, there are voices of the unknown carrying the weight forward through support. Advocacy groups act as an unrelenting force for migrant workers throughout the country.